'Remembering for the Future' Conference, Liverpool, Friday 2nd September 2016

’Remembering for the Future’ - Radical Legacies of Learning Disability ideas and practice is a one day conference for debate, organisation and action.

Date: Friday, 2nd September 2016

Venue: Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, L16 9JD

Cost: £10 students, people with learning disabilities and their supporters; £25 others

Speakers include:

Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree and Labour Party Spokesperson for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities will give the Opening Address.

Dr Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform speaking on what citizenship means for people with learning disabilities.

Professor Jan Walmsley, long time academic and learning disability activist talks about the potential for unity in action between people with learning disabilities and families.

Professor John Parrington, geneticist at Oxford University debunks the myths connecting genetics and intelligence.

John Hersov is an independent advocacy consultant and facilitator from the very beginning of the UK self-advocacy movement in 1982. His meeting, “The Power of Speaking Up in Groups”, will reflect on how people with learning disabilities have become more skilled at saying what they need.

Plenery Session

A whole-conference plenary session co-chaired by Merseyside People First and Disa- bled People Against Cuts will discuss how to work together to shape future services for people with learning disabilities.

To book a place at the conference go to:

To contribute a paper to the conference, send a 250 word abstract to: Dr Lee Humber at humberl@hope.ac.uk

Closing date for papers is Friday 17th June

For more information please contact:

T: 0151 291 3709
E: humberl@hope.ac.uk

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Looks good, just booked. Some good speakers and a very reasonable price